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A Remarkable Wrapper Array for Wonka’s Randoms Gummies!

Nestle-Wonka introduced their Randoms gummies product to the USA marketplace early last year.  The concept was simple and appealing: the shapes and assortment of the gummy candies in each package would be “random” creating an “endless gummy variety”.   If you’ve … Continue reading

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The History and Triumphant Return of Crispy M&M’s!

After vanishing from American store shelves for the last decade, Mars has brought Crispy M&M’s back from the grave.  I first spotted their newly-minted bright green packages a month ago and by now they should be available across the country. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas with Vintage Santa Claus Wrappers!

For those out there that celebrate it; Merry Christmas!  And for everyone else, Happy Holidays and end-of-year wishes from CollectingCandy.com! My main priority this week has been my friends and family so I haven’t had much time to devote to … Continue reading

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Christmas Countdown: M&M’s 2012 Holiday Packs!

Back in 2011-2012, M&M/Mars expanded their seasonal M&M’s offerings by adding holiday releases in standard-sized packs.  Since that time, I’ve covered their Candy Corn M&M’s, M&M’s Holiday Mints, and even an array of twelve different Easter packages. While Candy Corn M&M’s have … Continue reading

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Christmas Countdown: Early 90’s Hershey Bar Holiday Wrappers!

Hershey bars are probably the most consistent confectionery offering to come out of the United States, especially with regard to their wrapper design.  For nearly a century, a Hershey bar meant a brown paper wrapper with a silver block letter logo.  And that’s still … Continue reading

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Vintage-Style Just Born Candy Box Holiday Ornaments – New for 2014!

After a day of holiday travel, I’m back to my native midwestern home of Nebraska and spending time with family and loved ones.  While I’m here, I want to continue to share some of the neat Christmas candy goodness I’ve got … Continue reading

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Christmas Countdown: New Nestle Crunch Peanuts for 2014!

Kicking off our Christmas Countdown today, I’ll be showcasing the return of the Peanuts gang to some mainstream confectionery holiday offerings. I should mention that the Peanuts characters have already been featured on a series of seasonal releases from Russell … Continue reading

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A Frappé For Friday – Welch’s Frappé, That Is!

Over the years, I’ve received all sorts of e-mails quizzing me about the identity of some nearly forgotten candy or requesting images of a fondly missed favorite chocolate bar.  It’s a fun challenge and incredibly satisfying when I’ve been able … Continue reading

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Origins of the Sprint Bar – Mars’ Original take on the Kit Kat!

Early last year, I unearthed the story of M&M/Mars 1970’s take on their competitor’s Kit Kat – a chocolate wafer bar dubbed the Snik Snak.  But what I didn’t realize at the time was that Mars’ history with a Kit … Continue reading

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Cold War Russia’s Soviet Uniform Wrappers!

I don’t typically cover non-USA material here on CollectingCandy.com.  It’s not that I find foreign wrappers unappealing in any way.  In fact, they are often some of the most ornate designs I encounter.  It’s simply that it is more challenging … Continue reading

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